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25
Feb
Why are Aberdeen nurses working 24-hour shifts?

Why are Aberdeen nurses working 24-hour shifts?

Even the most obtuse viewer of pop culture brain drain phenomenon Grey’s Anatomy (which spent an entire episode addressing the dangers of such practises) could tell you that medical staff pulling 24-hour shifts just ain’t kosher, so why the heck is it continuing to happen in Nova Scotia?

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25
Feb

Stairway to heaven at JJ Carroll?

Community Services refuses to comment on whispers of worry that the alleged deaths of two seniors at JJ Carroll House in Antigonish may have been brought on by over-exerting themselves physically when they were forced to take the stairs due to an out-of-order elevator.

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11
Feb

Theatre trash talk

Rumours that money is missing from the coffers of the Amherst and Cumberland County Theatre Foundation — rumours prompted perhaps because financial records required by the Registry
of Joint Stock Companies of Nova Scotia haven’t been filed for years — are absolutely unfounded, says director Robert Janes.

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11
Feb

New Glasgow fire chief’s hot new car

A New Glasgow tipster is fuming over what they say is the impractical purchase of an unorthodox vehicle for the Fire Department.
“The fire chief had his own vehicle, then the town bought a marked half-ton for them to use, now the chief got a police package Dodge Charger,” my irate contact tells me.

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11
Feb

Cliche headline about students being the real losers

Although there was a glimmer of hope in early February, the smart money is now on the St. FX faculty strike lasting through Spring Break, with a return to class on March 4, effectively morphing what was supposed to be a 12-week term into eight weeks.

Following the Acadia faculty strike of 2007 — which lasted for 22 days — students were compensated $275, less than

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